THIERRY DELAUNAY
FRANCE / LOIRE VALLEY


THE FAMILY

The DELAUNAY property has passed from father to son for five generations.  It is THIERRY DELAUNAY who in 2004 took over the business from his father, Joel, after completing his oenological studies.The domaine is located in the communeof Pouillé in the heart of the LOIRE VALLEY on the banks of the Cher River.



THE VINEYARD

THIERRY DELAUNAY THE FAMILY The DELAUNAY property has passed from father to son for five generations. It is THIERRY DELAUNAY who in 2004 took over the business from his father, Joel, after completing his oenological studies.The domaine is located in the communeof Pouillé in the heart of the LOIRE VALLEY on the banks of the Cher River. THE VINEYARD Thierry Delaunay’s 34 hectares of vineyards have a diversity of different soils, from clay and flint perruches soils that give a distinctive smoky minerality typical of the terroir, to an elegance and finesse from the finer, less stony bournais soils.

The DELAUNAY approach is to cultivate their vineyards with the greatest respect for the terroir of the region. Rigorous pruning in winter, ground cover of the parcels to suppress weeds, de-budding of vines in June, and careful canopy management in July all contribute to obtaining high quality grapes and the production of fruity, well-balanced wines.


 

THE WINEMAKING PHILOSOPHY

As Thierry Delaunay will tell you,

"My approach is to cultivate our vineyards with the greatest respect for the terroir of the region. Our property has been certified as sustainable agriculture since 2006 and we take a non-interventionist philosophy in our winemaking."